BSkyB Says Sky 3D Service Will Be Compatible With 3D TV Sets

BSkyB has confirmed that its upcoming Sky 3D television service will work with a wide range of 3D compatible TV sets poised to hit the shelves in the UK this year.

The Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which is scheduled to start today, is expected to see some of the major consumer electronics companies, including LG, Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic, launching their "3D Ready" TV sets.

BSkyB's proposed Sky 3D service, which is to be launched this year, is said to be compatible with all the aforementioned 3D TV products from various companies.

Customers would just need to upgrade their TV sets in order to receive the broadcast in 3D, as the broadcaster’s existing Sky+HD boxes are already equipped for such a reception.

The proposed 3D Ready TV sets would enable the customers to enjoy watching both 3D and HD content on the same television set.

Brian Lenz, Sky’s chief of product design and product development, said in a statement "This is a great example of Sky and TV manufacturers taking the initiative to ensure there is no confusion over formats. By working together with set manufacturers, we want to provide a hassle free way for consumers enjoy 3D TV".

Our Comments

After High Definition, 3D represents the next step in television broadcasting. Expect the next three years to be dominated by new and exciting 3D services and products as they get released by major actors of the industry.

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